Immigrant Heritage Month – For Here or To Go?


When

June 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Where

Building 1, Galileo Auditorium, Microsoft Mountain View
1065 La Avenida St
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States

Contact

Amir Salehzadeh

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month this June, join FWD.us for an exclusive screening of For Here or To Go? with opening remarks from the film's screenwriter Rishi Bhilawadikar. For Here or to Go? is a comedy drama about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in our very own Silicon Valley. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by one’s immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern cultural displacement.

Film Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of the 2008 recession, For Here or To Go? is a comedy drama about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in America. Young Silicon Valley software professional Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears.

Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his “it’s just paperwork” mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. Just as the prospect of returning home to India starts to look tempting, Vivek meets a girl worth the fight to keep the life he has built in America. Along the way, his eyes are opened to the similar struggles of his own roommates – other immigrants equally seen as “temporary workers” in the United States, who drive nice cars but avoid investing in furniture for fear of having to leave it all behind.

Schedule

6:30: Doors Open & Networking
7:00: Opening Remarks
7:10: Movie Begins
 

 

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